Crude Attempts

“Petty legal filings. Diversionary ballot measures. Counting abstentions as no votes. These are just some of the tactics U.S. oil companies used this spring to quash efforts by investors to win the right to nominate climate experts for board seats.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/29/us-climatechange-oilcompanies-governance-idUKKCN0P90DQ20150629)

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident – Arthur Schopenhauer

Welcome to stage 1.5 of Climate Change truth: ridiculous opposition.

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Well

“Methane emissions from abandoned [oil and gas] wells will increase total emissions to double that of the oil and gas industry’s current output. … Fossil fuel producers have run off with their cash and left the public purse to clean up their mess.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2677596/disused_oil_and_gas_wells_wells_a_major_source_of_methane.html)

Well – adverb; in a good, proper, appropriate way, so as to bring about a fortunate outcome.